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Asia Briefing — Global

Preface

South Korea's first female president and her motorcade, why pakistan and Turkey are getting together, and who's the favourite in the Philippines polls.

Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea

Me and my Motorcade No.38

In the mood for armour

South Korea [Park Geun-Hye]

For South Korea’s first female president, nothing says inaugural like a steel and Kevlar-clad limousine. Park Geun-hye was seen waving out of the sunroof of the specially modified Hyundai Equus during her first day on the job in late February. The 61-year-old broke with tradition by choosing a Korean-made vehicle for the trip to the ceremony held at the National Assembly. Past presidents opted to ride in bulletproof Cadillacs, Lincolns or Mercedes.

In a country prone to bouts…

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